Drake wants money for ‘YOLO;’ should other celebs be paid for slang?

On Christmas Eve, Young Money rapper Drake posted two images on Instagram that were allegedly from Walgreens and Macy’s; pictures of YOLO clothing. Drizzy has no ties to either store chain or the clothing line, and he indicated that he feels like they’re exploiting a phrase that he made famous.

“Walgreens … you gotta either chill or cut the cheque,” he posted. Despite his demands, there are those that say he was far from the first person to use it, and a contestant on “Average Joe” used the term as far back as 2004.

Drizzy is the latest in long line of celebrities who have introduced or helped popularize a slang term. It’s kind of hard to take credit for it after-the-fact, however.

Here are a few other people that gave the world catchphrases that we all just took and ran with…

Stereo Williams
Stereo Williams

Todd "Stereo" Williams, entertainment writer based in New York City. He co-founded Thirty 2 Oh 1 Productions, an indie film company.

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